Bouar, 06 May, 2021 / 7:20 pm (ACI Africa).
A Catholic Priest in the Central African Republic (CAR) is nursing “serious injuries” at a mission hospital after the vehicle he and two others were travelling in hit a land mine Wednesday, May 5.
Fr. Arialdo Urbani, a member of the Congregation of the Sacred Heart of Jesus of Betharram is ministering in the Mission of Niem within the Catholic Diocese of Bouar in CAR.
One of those travelling alongside Fr. Urbani died while the other “suffered minor injuries,” Bishop Mirosław Gucwa of CAR’s Bouar Diocese told Agenzia Fides.
“Fr. Arialdo, who was driving, sustained serious but not life-threatening injuries. He is in the mission hospital and it is being considered whether he should be brought to Bouar in a helicopter of the UN mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA),” Bishop Gucwa has been quoted as saying in the May 6 report.
He adds, “The other collaborator of the mission suffered minor injuries.”